Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) June 29, 2012
A partnership between TroopSwap.com and local D.C. area businesses marks the first time that service members and veterans will be able to claim military discounts on the go using a mobile device. Veterans, service members, and military spouses can access appreciation discounts by registering for free at TroopSwap.com. Before claiming any offers via computer or mobile device, members must verify their military affiliation. Military discounts are popular throughout the country, but this long-term partnership allows businesses to connect with the military community online, and ensures that appreciation discounts are going directly to verified members of the military community. TroopSwap assists service members, veterans, and their families with quickly identifying military-friendly businesses in the local area.
TroopSwap co-founder Matthew Thompson, an Airborne Ranger with multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, noted, “Military discounts have traditionally been a way for businesses to honor service members and veterans, building customer loyalty within one of the most tightly-knit and transient communities in the world. After moving to five different duty stations over eleven years, I personally learned how hard it was to connect with businesses that wanted to give back, and realized others were looking for a better solution as well. I’m glad to be a part of the company that has bridged that gap, allowing pro-military merchants to reach our community online.”
John Petrone, owner of Woodbridge restaurant Papa Petrone’s, said, “[Our military] is going over there on the front lines and we have to do what we can back here at home to support them and their families. TroopSwap provides an excellent avenue, because you know your offer is going directly to the military.”
Some of the Northern Virginia and DC businesses currently offering military discounts include:
TroopSwap is the first ecommerce platform exclusively for military and veteran families. The company is a member of the First Lady’s Joining Forces initiative to support military families via the Department of Defense’s Military Spouse Employment Partnership. As a veteran-owned and operated company, TroopSwap serves the military community by donating 10% of its profits to the Wounded Warrior Project. TroopSwap employs veterans and military spouses who collectively represent over 75% of the company’s workforce. To learn more, like TroopSwap on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TroopSwap or follow them on Twitter @TroopSwap